Episode: Patience Episode Number: 8x04 Tagline: The Truth is Out There
In the basement…
Doggett: "Some friends... they're just curious."
Scully: "This is my partner's office, Agent Doggett. You and I will
just be using it for a while."
Doggett: " I have to admit, Agent Scully, I'm at a loss."
Scully: "Understand, Detective, that we've seen cases like yours regularly on our unit. Agent Doggett has only just been assigned to the X-Files. I can assure you that there's nothing baffling about human bite marks."---
Scully: "I say that assumption is the problem here. A strange print is found and immediately the most important piece of evidence is just thrown out to try and force an explanation. Maybe this print can help explain those bite marks."---
Detective Abbott: "How?"
Detective Abbott: "You know I got two old folks in the morgue mauled beyond recognition. I have no motive to go on, no intent. There's not one shred of evidence that cries out for a human explanation, yet you stand there telling me flat out that what we're looking for is a man. Thanks for everything, Agent Scully. We'll take it from here."---
Scully: "I'm sure your explanation will mollify all those hotshots down at the county seat, Detective and relieve any general anxiety about what this thing might be... but only until it strikes again. And one more thing: I never said that what you're looking for is a man." ---
Doggett: "Why? What did you find?"
Detective Abbott (to Scully): "Honest to god. You just jump at whatever explanation is the wildest and most far-fetched, don't you?"---
Scully: "What did you say to him?"
Sheriff's Deputy: "Look, I don't care who she is or what she is, she's not touching that body. We don't need her far-out theories. She's not welcome here." ---
Doggett: "Well, you can think what you want but I think this looks bad for the FBI." ---
Scully: "Look, it kills like an animal, but with purpose. It stalked the detective for the same reason that it stalked the old woman and the undertaker. Each of those victims had had contact with this burnt body. The undertaker prepared it. Her mother IDed it and the Detective got the call when she was found."---
Scully: "You know, we've been out here for nine hours. The only thing
this man seems to be in danger of is terminal loneliness. Maybe I'm
wrong. Maybe this is all just a... a grand coincidence and we're wasting
our time out here."
Doggett: "Well, what happened to taking a leap?"
Scully: "Well, what does he have to hide?"
Ernie Stefaniuk: "How's a man supposed to live when his fear becomes obsession? You'd do the same thing. Who wouldn't who wanted to live?"---
Ernie Stefaniuk: "Today, he might have been fine but this thing hunts likes a bat. It only attacks at night."---
Scully: "Well, I... I made the connections but it was Agent Doggett
that got us out here."
Ernie Stefaniuk: "What do you think? It's just going to come walking through the door, there? It's waited 44 years. It'll wait out there as long as it takes until you can't stand it any more. How long can you wait, huh? A lifetime? To live in fear like this, a young woman - are you prepared to sacrifice family, children and spend your life terrorised by a monster?"---
Doggett: "The guys upstairs were making some noise about this case
- about what's in our field report."
Scully: "And I just want to say, um... thank you for watching my
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